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Just A LIttle More in 2020

The Captain contemplates himself and the Labyrinth

The Captain contemplates himself and the Labyrinth

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Here is it January 7, 2020. The whole family has been sick since we got back from Florida. It is indeed that time of year. Seems like I’m on the back side of it today… thank goodness. Not much has been getting done except getting the kid to and from school and volley ball. Being a parent seems much more significant than the music business!

Thanks to the idiots in this world, there are many more drone regs in the offing and lots of geofencing and firmware updates which I did yesterday. Today I initialed everything and flew both my birds successfully.

If it were greener, it could be the Shire.

If it were greener, it could be the Shire.

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

It was below freezing this morning but it warmed up and the dogs are enjoying some outdoor time. I’ve been playing my new Flammang guitar and loving every minute of it. I’m going to upload one more drone shot and get back to doing some picking.

Lovely, lovely day.

Lovely, lovely day.

Drone shot by Jorma Kaukonen

Hopefully I’ll be able to get back into the gym after dropping the kid off at school.

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  1. AndyK
    January 7th, 2020 at 14:48 | #1

    Feel better.
    Better yet Captain, feel so good…soon!

  2. Tom NY
    January 7th, 2020 at 16:00 | #2

    Glad you are on the mend. Lots of water, Vit C and magnesium. As we get older our sense of thirst fades away…and we can forget to drink water. Drink up Captain of the Good Ship Sanity.

    Yes, family certainly trumps rock and roll… Peace and quiet and family and volley ball..

    I bumped into one of Dylan’s old bass players in NY and said something about hiring him for a gig. I then mentioned, “its remarkable to be able to get such high quality players for just a few bucks”. I said, “my buddy says there are so many ‘stupid stars’ wanting to “rock and roll”. Stoner, the bass player said, “did you say stupor stars?” I said, “no, stupid stars.” he said, “they both work.”

    On this road I’m walking on, I See The Light

  3. JohnC.
    January 7th, 2020 at 20:49 | #3

    Tell us about your new guitar! That’s always an exciting event in our house.

  4. DennisK
    January 7th, 2020 at 21:40 | #4

    I recently felt a cold coming on and reached for some tea that I picked up at the Ranch. The Family Health Tea from The Herbal Sage tea company really help boost my immune system and it never developed into much of anything. That stuff is awesome and yummy too.

    I’m glad I had some handy and I plan to git me some more.
    Be well,

  5. Tom in St.Louis
    January 8th, 2020 at 13:53 | #5

    Man oh man, those guitars are sweet!

  6. carey georgas
    January 8th, 2020 at 15:00 | #6

    Dang,boy, that creek really fell out from your last shot down that way. Must’ve been a toad strangler for it to get that high and drop right back. Riparian rhythms make for pastoral pleasures.

  7. johno
    January 9th, 2020 at 10:56 | #7

    Sorry to hear that you’re sick. Just keep drinking tea with honey and chicken soup.

  8. Willy
    January 9th, 2020 at 11:04 | #8

    Of interest to those who frequented the late great Lone Star Cafe…Texas wildlife on 5th Ave….

  9. Frank
    January 10th, 2020 at 18:21 | #9

    Jorma, Please give the details of the Flammang guitar. How does it compare to you Martin M-30 and will you be taking it out on the road? Would love to hear how it sounds live. Any Stephen Talkhouse shows planned?

  10. eaglesteve
    January 10th, 2020 at 22:32 | #10

    RIP Wade. I walked beneath your creation many times to see Jorma at the Lonestar. And, I have fond memories of those days.

  11. johno
    January 11th, 2020 at 11:58 | #11

    I got a story about the Lone Star. In 1980 I went down to the Lone Star Cafe and spoke to the owner Mort Cooperman. Told him all about Jorma. the rest is history…

  12. Perry
    January 11th, 2020 at 15:43 | #12

    Jorma wishing the best for a man who gave me many hours of listening pleasure through the years. Glad to find your site and know you and Jack are still rolling. Peace

  13. Tom NY
    January 12th, 2020 at 08:08 | #13

    Way to go Mort and Johno. Doing deals.

  14. Sweetbac Jr.
    January 12th, 2020 at 15:31 | #14

    I knew a Morty Cooperman….used to cut his grass out in Glen Cove, Long Island when I was in short pants…never suspected he was a club owner in NYC!…Mr’s Cooperman used to bake a SERIOUS Chocolate Rugelach…small world, indeed!

  15. Brian Doyle
    January 12th, 2020 at 16:58 | #15


  16. eaglesteve
    January 12th, 2020 at 21:49 | #16

    Green Bay V Seattle, 8:45PM eastern..about, before break to commercial………………Saint of Circumstance.
    It’s about time.
    ‘nuf said.

  17. Tom NY
    January 13th, 2020 at 10:52 | #17

    @Sweetbac Jr.

    Did you ever cut his lawn in long pants? Just sayin’…Also, lots of lyme and bartenella tick carriers out there so best with long pants… Also, should you get the paper route started again, long pants please.

    Jorma, I am sure you are aware of this chatter regarding potential grounding of some civilian drones… In fact, you mentioned recently about adjustments being made due to some clowns. Here is a story related to the space you fly and how our enemies may be up there with you, or even in your drone.


    I hear there are some Chinese spies having anchor babies in the US… Some laws do need some tweaking…just sayin’. May the decoupling continue, and may we do it peacefully.

  18. Sweetbac Jr.
    January 13th, 2020 at 17:20 | #18

    Thanks for the advice, Tom NY….if I survived the mens room at variuos Tr-State area Hot Tuna shows, some ticks and whatnot were small patatas indeed.